How Did I Ever Manage without This?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Zotero: The Bibliographic Lifesaver

One of the biggest benefits of taking RS101OL was a small little piece of advice that was given to us during one of the video lectures: that was about using bibliographic software.  I wasn't really up to learning how to use a new software tool this semester but I decided to give Zotero a try.  After using it for a couple of days I honestly had to ask myself, "How did I ever manage without this?"  Zotero was not only easy to use, for me it was a bibliographic lifesaver.

RS101OL - Critical Review

Saturday, January 6, 2018

RS101OL - Highlights and Lowlights


The final grade was posted a couple days ago for RS101OL which means it's time to reflect on how things went in the course.  So I'll offer a critical review of the class and my performance throughout.  As with any endeavor, there were things that were done well, and things that could have been done better.  Without pulling any punches, here are my highlights and lowlights.

ST101OL - Critical Review

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ST101OL - Highlights and Lowlights


The final grade was posted a couple days ago for ST101OL which means it's time to reflect on how things went in the course.  So I'll offer a critical review of the class and my performance throughout.  As with any endeavor, there were things that were done well, and things that could have been done better.  Without pulling any punches, here are my highlights and lowlights.

Fall 2017 First Month Review

Monday, September 25, 2017

That Passed by Quickly!


Over the weekend I realized amazingly that we're already through the first month of classes.  Man, that passed by quickly!  So I thought it would be good to give a quick first month review of what I've been doing, how things have been going, and what I've learned thus far in my classes.  I can definitely tell you that two classes is a little more challenging than one class, but it didn't take me long to get organized and into a groove.


The Best Intentions ...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Blog Update Fail


Yep, as you can see, I've been doing a bang up job keeping you updated on my journey this semester at DTS.  I'm feeling great and I'm headlong into my courses, there just never seem to be enough hours in the day to do everything I want or need to do.  So I apologize for the blog update fail thus far.

So I finally feel guilty enough to post something this evening.  Well that and I've hit a little writer's block on one of my assignments, so this will be a short but needed distraction for a few minutes.  I'd love to tell you that I'll get back in my posting groove soon, but sometimes the best intentions...

In general, though, I really like my classes thus far this semester.  Both are exercising new thought processes and changing the way I look at and see things.  While I haven't been posting, I'm keeping good records and hopefully, I'll soon have some time to catch up with more specific details.

New learning, new books, new tools.  Just one tired student at the moment :).

A Matter of Perspective

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Gaining Courage:


I caught a Ray Comfort clip on Facebook today and spent some time reflecting on it a bit.  Ray was doing what Ray does, sharing the gospel through love in public.  Sometimes though, he shares the gospel with some pretty interesting people.  People who under normal circumstances you and I would never think to approach with the good news of the gospel.  And this was one of those times.  But that's Ray, if you've got a pulse, you're going to hear the gospel.

It was a really neat clip and I decided to read through the comments section to see what people were saying about it.  The comments were overwhelmingly positive which did not surprise me, but one stream of thought was coming through in the comments that really got me thinking.  Paraphrasing the posters a bit, the comment was, "How do you find the courage and boldness to deliver the gospel to people like this?"  What an interesting question.  Read on for my thoughts...

Long Time No Blog

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seriously Distracted:


Well, the kids are out of school, work has been interestingly busy, and no less than a million other things have been distracting me lately.  All is well though as I continue to heal and get stronger.  I'm really looking forward to getting back into school and getting through my summer reading list.  I'm sorry to say that I'm still working on The Forgotten Trinity but hope to wrap that up soon.  There just never seems to be enough time in the days...

Anyway, in another couple weeks, I'll be away for a short vacation and then return to fully prep for the upcoming semester.  I definitely plan to post a lot more towards the latter half of August as I get back into the swing of things so bear with me for another month as I focus on myself and my family.  Blog soon!